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No ruling for now on Nevada bid to block plutonium shipments

Jan. 17, 2019 8:42 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Nevada said Thursday she's unlikely to decide before next month whether to block the U.S. Energy Department from shipping a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a nuclear security site north of Las Vegas. U.S. District Judge Miranda Du expressed...

Police: Man dead after shooting in downtown Las Vegas

Jan. 17, 2019 8:29 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man died after a shooting involving an armed contract transit security guard at a bus stop in the Las Vegas casino district, police said Thursday. No one else was injured and Las Vegas police Officer Aden OcampoGomez said there was no ongoing threat following the 2 p.m. shooting on busy...

The Latest: Downtown Vegas shooting involved contract guard

Jan. 17, 2019 7:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting involving an armed transit bus security guard in the downtown Las Vegas casino district (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police in Las Vegas say a fatal shooting in the downtown Fremont Street Experience casino district involved an armed contract transit bus...

The Latest: No ruling on plutonium shipments to Nevada

Jan. 17, 2019 7:27 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Nevada's attempts to block the shipment of weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a site north of Las Vegas (all times local, PST): 4:25 p.m. A federal judge in Nevada says she's unlikely to decide before next month whether to block the U.S. Energy Department from...

Sisolak budget plan lays out $26B in spending over 2 years

Jan. 17, 2019 7:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak's budget proposal calls for about $26 billion in spending over the next two years, including a 3-percent pay raise for state workers and K-12 teachers, more than $100 million for growing enrollment in the Medicaid health insurance program and $3 million for family...

Guard accused of killing Vegas-area bus passenger with shove

Jan. 17, 2019 6:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former security guard on Las Vegas-area public transit buses faces a murder charge after he berated an 82-year-old passenger about the man's walker in an aisle and fatally injured the man shoving him out a bus door in November, authorities said Thursday. Anthony Louis Villanueva, 41, of...

Sisolak calls for pay raises, gun control measures in speech

Jan. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Steve Sisolak, Nevada's first Democratic governor in two decades, proposed a sweeping list of progressive initiatives Wednesday as he called for the state to welcome immigrants and find a way to enforce a gun background check law that was never enacted. Sisolak laid out his...

The Latest: GOP applauds Sisolak for no tax increase call

Jan. 16, 2019 10:24 PM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's State of the State address (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Nevada Republicans are applauding Gov. Steve Sisolak's pledge not to increase taxes. The Senate Republican Caucus released a statement Wednesday night after the Democratic governor's...

Nevada lawmakers to get bill to add Elko, Reno, Vegas judges

Jan. 16, 2019 6:31 PM EST

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A backlog of criminal, civil and probate cases in northeast Nevada has state lawmakers being asked to add another judge to the state court bench in Elko. The Elko Daily Free Press reports that a proposal drafted for the state Legislature when it convenes next month would add a third court...

Former Rep. Kihuen running for Las Vegas city council

Jan. 15, 2019 7:58 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Nevada Democratic congressman Ruben Kihuen is running for a seat on the Las Vegas City Council. Kihuen announced in a video post to Twitter Tuesday that he's running for the downtown council seat held by Bob Coffin, who is not seeking re-election. Kihuen served one term in the U.S....